Parochial Fees Church in Wales 2024

The Church in Wales Parochial Fees from 1 January 2024 are available on the church’s website at: Marriage Fees 2024 and Funeral and Burial Fees 2024. The latter have been set by the Representative Body since 2015, and the funeral and burial fees by the Representative Body (with some burial fees agreed in consultation with the Welsh Government as required by legislation). Extracts of these fees are reproduced below.

Links to further information are included at the end of this post.

Marriage and Related Fees

Description Ministry Fee, (payable to the officiating minister) Church Fee (payable to the PCC) Total Fee
Marriage Service (including fee for Publication of Banns) £235 £320 £555
Service of Blessing (following a Civil Marriage or Civil Partnership) £210 £290 £500
Where Banns are called outside the parish where the marriage service will take place
Publication of Banns (to include certificate of Banns) £50 £50


Ministry Fee

  • Ministry Fee, (payable to the officiating minister), £104
  • Committal, for a committal following a separate funeral service elsewhere, at  which a different minister has officiated, (payable to the officiating minister), £26

Church Fee

  • (payable to the PCC), £130

Burial Fee in Church in Wales Burial Ground

  • Burial, (payable to the PCC for the Churchyard Maintenance Fund), £581.
  • Burial of cremated remains, (payable to the PCC for the Churchyard Maintenance Fund), £194

See also Notes on funerals.

Monuments in Churchyards

Memorial Fee, (payable to the PCC for the Churchyard Maintenance Fund).

  • Plain wooden cross, £29.
  • Grave headstone, £220.
  • Cremated remains tablet, £117.
  •  Additional Inscription, £52.


  • FAQs:  “There are no fees for Baptism. However, families often want to make a gift as a token of their thanksgiving and appreciation”.

Searches in church registers

  • Search of Burial Registers, (payable to the PCC), £26 per hour (or part thereof)

Notes on funerals

No fee shall be payable in respect of the burial of a still-born infant or child under the age of 18, or in connection therewith, for the services rendered by the Incumbent or other Minister officiating at an interment or, in connection therewith, for registration of burial.

The Ministry Fee covers attendance by the officiating minister at i) a funeral service, or ii) a funeral service followed by burial, or iii) a funeral service followed by a cremation and the subsequent interment of cremated remains. This applies whether the attendance is at a Church in Wales church or elsewhere. The Ministry Fee also includes the signing of the Green Form by the officiating minister. Additional charges for travel costs outside the parish or ministry area may also be levied by the officiating minister.

The Church Fee covers use of the church for a funeral or memorial service. Additional charges can be made for organist, choir, sexton and the reasonable cost of additional heating.

The Burial Fee is for the burial of a body or cremated remains in the allocated grave or cremated remains plot. An additional charge, set locally, will be made for grave digging. The fee is also applicable to a burial or interment in an existing grave or plot.

The Memorial Fee is for the grant of the right to erect a monument on the grave in accordance with the Churchyard Regulations. There will be no reduction for a total replacement of the memorial and a partial replacement will be charged pro-rata. The maintenance of the monument remains the responsibility of the family that erected it.

Further information

Updated, 9 January 2024 at 08:44. 

Cite this article as: David Pocklington, "Parochial Fees Church in Wales 2024" in Law & Religion UK, 9 January 2024,

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